Learn how to instil dramatic effect in your drawings. Techniques
include accentuated tonal contrast, dynamic movement, surface
treatment, extreme convergence and how to create a monumental feel
to a small piece of work.
Compelling images are what every artist aspires to create. Drawing underpins many different practices and the techniques taught on this course can be applied to all visual art disciplines. Develop your vision and ability to create visual impact in your work, supporting your style, approach or subject matter.
Learn different ways of inventing dramatic impact in your work including accentuated tonal contrast, dynamic movement, surface treatment, extreme convergence and how to create a monumental feel to a small piece of work.
Each theme is explained and Maxine will help you consider how to apply them in your own practice. You will work with your chosen materials and subjects and, through exercises, experiment and resolve issues. You will be supported with demonstrations and inspiration from your tutor. There will be peer discussion, and one-to-one support.
By the end of the course, you will have more understanding and control over ways of visualising and presenting your subject in order to express your ideas with greater impact and confidence.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Teaching at West Dean since 2005, Maxine works across drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking and mixed media. Exhibits widely, runs a 3-floor gallery of her work in Gloucestershire, included in public and private collections around the world. Trained in London at Camberwell and the Slade. An elected member of the Royal West of England Academy.